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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin
Friday, November 5, 2010
In three easy steps using the web 2.0 application Block Posters the user can generate a poster of just about any size. There is no registration and it is free. It would be advisable for users under the age of 13 to work with a parent or have their permission. I did check the gallery for any posters that might be inappropriate finding only one that might be slightly questionable but that does not preclude what might appear there in the future.
In step one the user uploads a photograph that is stored on their computer. The image is transferred to Block Posters' web server so please be wise in making a selection. The user's selection is sliced in step two. The option of choosing the size of their poster in page widths and whether they would like it to be portrait or landscape is offered. Step three asks the user to download the PDF file which contains the images. They will be printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If that free software is not currently installed on the user's computer it can be done at that time.
Imagine the potential uses for this application in our classroom settings for bulletin boards or displays or to set up a wall where students can post comments about what is pictured. The middle school media center is about to get a new wall display. And what about that blank wall at home?